Heinrich Schnell, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 7 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 70.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Schnell came from the German village of Moschheim.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 259.